On January 15th Saki monkeys Patty and Milton welcomed their new baby in to the world! This adorable baby now has a name: Sterling!
Deb Hogenson, a longtime supporter of Como Friends and fan of Como, had the honor of naming the baby saki monkey. Deb describes Como as her “happy” place. When naming the baby Saki monkey, Deb wanted to select something that was special to her and made her smile. The name, Sterling, has a personal tie and reminds her of one of her favorite things that brings her joy – and is fabulous.
Saki monkeys are also known as “Flying monkeys” (They are capable of leaping as much as 30 feet between branches). The word “Saki” comes from the Latin meaning ‘four feet’. The average lifespan of saki monkey is 15 years, but in human care, they may reach 35 years. The gestation period lasts around 161 days.
Saki monkeys are found in southern and eastern Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, and northeastern Brazil in South America.